Arab-Malaysian Bank Bhd's former managing director, Azlan Mohd Zainol, has been appointed as chief executive officer of the Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia.

According to the Finance Ministry, Azlan, will apply his 22 years of experience in the finance and banking sector to enhance the effectiveness of the EPF, Malaysia's national pension scheme.

Azlan, 51, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

The appointment is effective on April 16.